Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0007p200 | Steroids | BES2004

Patients' knowledge and satisfaction on the management of steroid replacement therapy

Breen L

The objectives of this study were to assess patients' knowledge on the management of steroid replacement therapy (SRT) and explore patient satisfaction with the management and education given on SRT.The study used a quantitative before and after one group design. Self-administered questionnaires were utilised for data collection (baseline and one month after the intervention of the Patient Information Leaflet (PIS) on Managing SRT) to assess knowledge an...

ea0005p55 | Clinical Case Reports | BES2003

Growth hormone deficiency and pregnancy

Brackenridge A , Breen L , Russell-Jones D

It is recognised that growth hormone deficiency causes disturbances in reproductive function. Indeed growth hormone has been used for ovulation induction in the treatment of subfertility in women with hypopituitarism. During normal pregnancy growth hormone is produced by the placenta (placental growth hormone). From 15 to 20 weeks gestation placental growth hormone gradually replaces pituitary growth hormone in the maternal circulation and is the main determinant of maternal I...

ea0019p274 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Body composition response following long-term GH replacement in adults with craniopharyngioma associated hypopituitarism

Liu Y , Powrie JK , Breen L , Thomas SM , Carroll PV

Patients with craniopharyngioma are frequently obese with a high prevalence of vascular morbidity. Many patients with treated craniopharyngioma have severe GH deficiency (GHD), which independently results in abnormal body composition and increased cardiovascular risk. This study investigated how GH treatment influences body composition in adults with treated craniopharyngioma and GHD.Using the electronic database Diabeta3® we identified 50 patients ...

ea0019p323 | Steroids | SFEBES2009

Long-term consequences of auto-immune primary adrenal failure

Breen L , Thomas S , Doherty E , Powrie J , Brackenridge A , Carroll P

Background: Auto-immune AddisonÂ’s disease (AAD) is the most prevalent cause of primary adrenal insufficiency in the UK. Co-morbidities are commonly associated with AAD and can manifest years after the initial diagnosis. There is no clear consensus on the optimal surveillance and management of this condition.Objectives: To establish the prevalence of co-morbidities, assess bone health and review clinical surveillance practice of patients attending an...

ea0011p205 | Clinical practise and governance | ECE2006

Comparison of the effects of transdermal and oral oestrogen treatments on serum and salivary cortisol concentrations

Bahri A , Breen L , Barnes S , Powrie JK , Thomas SM , Carroll PV

Objective: To determine whether transdermal oestrogen (E2) preparations alter total cortisol and cortisol binding globulin (CBG) concentration similarly to oral E2 treatment.Methods: This cross-sectional, observational study compared levels of total serum cortisol, CBG, the free cortisol index (FCI) and salivary cortisol levels (as a measure of free cortisol) in oestrogen naïve women (n=15), women taking oral oestrogen (...

ea0019p299 | Reproduction | SFEBES2009

Fertility in adults with congenital adrenal hyperplasia: congenital adrenal hyperplasia adult study executive (CaHASE)

Doherty E , Willis D , Wilid S , Breen L , Ross R , Carroll P , Adult Study Executive CaHASE CAH

CaHASE is a multicentre cross-sectional study of the health status of adults with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). Although fertility is considered to be reduced in both sexes, few published series report the proportion that has actively sought pregnancy. About 203 patients were recruited from 17 centres. Four patients (3, 11-hydroxylase, 1 HSD3B2 deficient) were excluded from analysis. Demographics are shown in Table 1.<table boarder="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="...